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Re: hostid gives identical values on all FC machines



On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 18:37 -0800, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> 
> > But MAC address is not bad
> 
> And the MAC of which card?  Face it, there is no other reliable way than 
> to use a hostid file.

MAC addresses contained in the eeproms of network equipment are
absolutely unique and singular. There
is no possibility of the a MAC address having plurality unless the MAC
address in the eeprom contained in the network equipment has been
altered by someone with a hex editor and an eeprom burner. Sure, you can
alias the MAC address using software, but the MAC address in the eeprom
is *never* altered.



Best regards

Marvin Dickens


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